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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mom, January 4th!

(Top left, Mom with my older sister Lisa, Mom with me and my husband, Mom with my sister and I, and bottom, Mom with her husband Ken and my two daughters)
I would like to wish my mom a wonderful day!

This month, January, I have four of my digital pages being published in Scrapbook News & Review magazine!  A few years back, some mini albums I helped design with Gotta Crop were published in Woman's Day magazine. However, this is my first time having my own work published. The magazine contacted me on January 1....what a good way to start off the new year followed by Mom's birthday.

(We ended the year with my nephew's birthday December 31 but unfortunately he lives in a different state).

Any who, two of the pages which will be featured in the magazine later this month, have photos of my mom, my sister and two nephews while we visited Disneyland almost 10 years ago! My mom can now say she is featured in a magazine too this month. Not such a bad start to the new year for Mom either, I hope.

After the digital scrapbook pages  have been published, I will share them with you here, via my blog.
I am off now, to work on the My Lifetime Story project/ hobby with Faith Sisters.
Here is more information about it copied from their website:

In 2010 we are going back to the basics of leaving a legacy of faith. This years challenges are all focused on YOU and your lifetime story. When you join us in this challenge you will be creating a mini-autobiography. We are counting down the days till January 6th because we are so stinkin' excited about the My Lifetime Story challenges!!!

Wouldn't you to know what your grandma's favorite toy was as a child, how she felt when she met your grandpa, her favorite scripture and the song that expressed her heart? Your children and grandchildren will have that treasure when you join us in this challenge!

We will start out with your family roots in January and move into your childhood in February. We will continue throughout the year with your teen and adult years as well. The last challenge of the year will be a letter to your future generations or anyone who reads your book.

Each of our stories is important. This is a book that everyone should create about themselves. It will be the most treasured album of your family. As you create this album about your lifetime story you will be leaving YOUR LEGACY OF FAITH. This is an album that can make an impact in your life as you create it, but it will also create a major impact in the lives of your family both now and in future generations. As your children read your story in this scrapbook that YOU created, they will take your stories to heart. Your stories may have more impact on them than even Bible stories, because they are personal and from someone they know and . When friends and neighbors pick up your storybook and look through it you will be witnessing without even saying a word. They will read your lifetime history and discover your of Jesus, and His forgiveness and faithfulness in your life!

The My Lifetime story challenges will begin the first Wednesday in January. A new challenge will be posted each Wednesday all throughout 2010. The last challenge will be posted the last Wednesday of December. Just because the challenge series ends at the end of 2010 doesn't mean your lifetime story album is finished. We will continue to offer periodic challenges to continue your autobiography and keep it current.

Please join us in this year long challenge! Some of these challenges may be layouts you have already completed. That is ok! We need to get these all compiled in your lifetime storybook. Everyone deserves to be the star of their own book, including and most importantly YOU! If you don't put some time aside to create your My Lifetime Story album now, you may never find the time. If something were to happen to you, would your legacy of faith be lost forever? Take action now, join us as we create our lifetime storybooks for the next generation to see the glorious work the Lord can do in the life of a woman that loves God!

Begin thinking about what size album you would like to use for your My Lifetime Story challenge. What size do you prefer? Start gathering your supplies now so you will be ready to start when we kick off the first challenge January 6th!

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